Prepping 101: What happens during an EMP attack?

(Natural News) What is EMP?  You’ve seen it in movies, read it in books, and most probably heard about it in the news. EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is caused by the rapid acceleration of charged particles resulting in a high-frequency burst of electromagnetic energy. This burst of energy will take out anything electronic such as power…

Garlic found to remove lead from the body better than a common chelator drug

(Natural News) Garlic is a common cooking ingredient, famous around the world for its pungent flavor. Used for seasoning food and as a condiment, garlic is also known for its health benefits. In ancient times, garlic was used mainly for its medicinal properties. Garlic can help prevent heart disease, control cholesterol and blood pressure, and…

How triclosan, touted as an antibacterial, actually makes germs stronger and more dangerous

(Natural News) People are exposed to triclosan almost every day: It’s found in hand sanitizers, mouthwash, toothpaste, and other cosmetic products. While it’s known for its antibacterial properties, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSM) have discovered that triclosan can, in fact, help bacteria survive – and even tolerate – lethal doses of…

Alaskan vacation ends in mercury poisoning after man eats too much fish

(Natural News) They say that too much of a good thing can be bad for you, which in the case of a 69-year-old man, was eating too much fish. After returning from a 14-day Alaskan cruise, the man – whose identity was withheld – started to show signs of confusion and forgetfulness. He also behaved in a strange manner…

Speeding up Mother Nature: New nanocoating technology can speed the degradation of microplastics by harnessing the elements

(Natural News) In our oceans today, the most common form of debris you can find is plastic. While they come in different shapes and sizes, and the most widespread are microplastics – pieces of plastic which measure less than five millimeters. Plastic contamination is a growing environmental problem, especially in marine ecosystems, rivers, and lakes. Research teams…

The science of linguistics: The brain processes concrete vs. abstract words differently

(Natural News) In an review published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, an Italian researcher explored the various areas of the human brain responsible for processing the meanings of concrete and abstract words. Language is generally separated into two categories, concrete and abstract. Concrete words refer to things that exist in the physical world and can be perceived by the…